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Sorry for the delay in responding to this anon, this question was really hard to answer! but I tried ^w^
It’s hard to answer because I started drawing about 9 years ago, so it’s hard to remember what exactly helped me learn when I first started out. I don’t look at much beginner material nowadays so personally I don’t really know any good tutorials/videos for someone who is starting out ^w^;
I think the most important thing every artist needs at every stage is motivation; the desire to draw. You have to find something that you love drawing, or you won’t draw enough, and fail. Find something you’re interested in drawing, be that lewd-art, anime, cartoons, animals, people, places, watever!
All the expensive stuff (digital tablets, expensive pencils/paper etc.) don’t really make you a better artist, it just helps you speed up your workflow (or get a particular result), the fundamentals of drawing are what are important (developing your hand eye coordination, draftsmanship skills, and your critical eye). For that all you need is an ordinary pencil and paper!
Drawing people is probably a bad subject to start with, but there’s no rules to say you can’t, it just might be difficult to start with. Still life (art depicting mostly inanimate objects) might be easier for an absolute beginner (although it’s pretty boring it is important). It’s good for beginners as it will help you understand simple shapes, proportion and 3d space, while getting you used to holding a pencil and getting familiar with mark-making.
Pick some simple everyday household objects (fruit, bottles, little boxes, anything simple looking really), put one in front of you and try to replicate it onto the paper, forget about about what you think an object "should" look like, use your eyes and see what is in front of you, always look at what in front of you and continually compare to what you’ve put on the paper, correcting and adjusting as you go. Draw what you see, all artists (even me) tend to develop this habit of drawing what we think something looks likes, and I see beginner artists make this mistake a lot.
But owler "how do people drawing from imagination" I hear you say, well people draw from imagination by pulling from everything they’ve learned from closely studying objects/anatomy etc. The idea is to observe something and draw it so much that you build up a mental library you can pull from in the future. That’s all drawing is really, looking at something lots, drawing it over and over and over, until you can draw it correctly without looking at it. Then “style” is kinda taking what you’ve learned and simplifying and/or distorting it.
Again sorry I don’t have any good tutorials on where to start, but if you’re really serious about giving it a go then get googling and youtubing some beginner tutorials! I’m sure there are lots out there. I’ve always heard good things about Andrew Loomis books (and they’re FREE). Fun with a pencil I’ve heard is a good place to start and may help you understand construction. Construction is a basic concept that is important to become familiar with, like how you see artists start out with simple shapes (circles, ovals etc) and then they build upon them. The idea is simplify then elaborate.
As for what kinds of tutorials you should be looking at…is everything an okay answer? xD but seriously in art there’s not really a thing such as having too much knowledge, most tutorials are helpful (some more than others) but it all goes into your collective knowledge and you learn what works and what doesn’t for you. From what I’ve seen all artists journeys are quite personal, you need to find what you feel weak in and search for ways to improve in those areas. Like when I wanted to learn how to ink, I watched a ton of vids of artists I liked inking stuff, that led me to looking at other stuff talking about “line weight”, and how to create depth through your line art.
Last words of advice, don’t be too hard on yourself, that’s the reason I’ve seen a lot of artist give up, but I promise you if you keep drawing you’ll get better. It’s just improvement as an artist is usually a really slow process, if you keep your old drawings and look back at them every year you will see the improvements. The improvements are just hard to see from drawing to drawing.
I hope that helps, if anyone else has some links to good beginner tutorials or what kinds of tutorials are good for someone starting out please feel free to share!
I’m sure anon and others would appreciate it! c:
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Anon Asks Roundup XXI
What’s your favorite type of Pokemon from the first era or whatever you call it lol? Rock,Water,Fire, or what! And what one is your top favorite? I like Dragonite a lot! and also Hitmonlee!
I always liked Torchic and Charmander.
Legend of Korra: We a kids show, here’s a woman exploding her own head.
It was mindblowin B] ohohohoh…ahem, but yes, wow, I can’t believe they got away with so many deaths :O this season was pretty dark yo, I’m supposed to be an ADULT and it destroyed even me ;_;
Do you think Asami will manage to cheer Korra up?
Of course! we have to believe ;_; or I will not be able to deal with the wait until book 4.
y’all Bitchz R gay111111111!!!!!
I miss your art so much, and check everyday for new stuff! You’re style is absolutely adorable!
ASASDJSAKD, anon stop <3 wish I could draw more for you guys, just so busy right now *cries*
Male AU!Korrasami yay or nay?
Yay of course, I would ship Korra and Asami if they were both chairs tbh >w> Chairra and Asofami OTP <3
Do you even Dark Souls? If so you should draw a cute Catarina Onion Knight girl taking off her armour.
I own dark souls! but I have never dark souled >w< so I dunno who that is! but if I ever get around to playing it and liking it who knows.
On a scale of 1 to pizza, how pizza is Korrasami?
Too pizza to pizza anon
Are you aware of Satsuki dickbutt? You should be. I wanted to post a link but Tumblr won’t let me. However if you Google ” Satsuki dickbutt” the correct Tumblr page should be first.
I was not, but I am now, the world is…different…now.
Just reading through your faqs and found out that Howler is an assassin/sniper. How come we have never seen her in her uniform/gear?
Yus. Simple answer cause I prefer drawing her naked xD Other answer: I’ve done some design doodles of outfits but never got round to finishing any of the pics so they’re not really worth showing, yet!
Anon Asks Roundup XX
Pizza, or a nice butt to squeeze/bite?
Can’t it be both? butts make a nice plate for a pizza slices.
The other day I saw a girl who looks exactly like Howler! That made me wonder if you have white hair or look anything like her?
Nope not really, I’ve been considering being dumb and weird and coloring my hair like howler, just can’t decide, dunno if it wud turn out lame.
Do your friends know about your art, and does it turn them on?
Irl friends, nope. They know I draw, but have only ever seen my SFW stuff.
Hello, i give you a Email but i think you miss then or don’t found then… anyway how are you :D ?
Sorry if I missed it anon, I get a lot, I try to get back to evenyone nice enough to msg me it just takes me awhile ^w^; I’m good thanks!
I made a character in Dark Souls that looks surprising like Howler :D Just thought I’d let you know! Dunno why! Bye
Lol neat. For some reason I have copies of Demon Souls and Dark Souls and yet I have never ever played either x) I did try to make Howler in Saints Row 3 once, that was fun.
Would Korra use her water bending to bend a huge bucket of water based lube into a big chubby mega tentacle to totally destroy Asami’s butthole?
After watching Legend of Korra in its entirely I can safely say this is the only proper conclusion to come to :U
You like anime, and that’s awesome because the way the art style can be portrayed is always unique. And I feel like maybe you take influence from some? I sometimes think your art could be “anime” lol. But do you like Samurai Champloo? :) And if so, who is your favorite character on it? Just curious
Thanks so much anon, I like anime yes but I don’t think I watch enough variety of it to call myself an expert or anything, I don’t get to watch much, plus I’m really bad at picking new ones to watch, I usually pick really awful ones. Samurai champloo is actually one of my favs that I’ve watched, I have the dvd boxset, love the chars, animation, music, story, ugh, I love it all! fav char is Mugen cause I had a huge crush on him growing up and he can be my husbando if he wants >w>
If Howler was real, would you make love to her?
Ahahaha, nah I don’t think so, howler is my baby, wud feel too weird xD
I would love to see Korra in her PJs from the episode “The Terror Within” getting a facial or bukkake, or anything really.
Korra’s PJ bottoms look like they’re of that sort of material that goes really dark when wet. Ideas…
PJs!Korra is important to me.